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Start today by prioritizing before you prioritize. Without looking at e-mail or your calendar, write down three tasks that must be done – which you probably already thought about over coffee or in the shower – and do them first. Then develop a to-do list, marketer Emma Zimmerman advises. Brazen Careerist

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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